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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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SAINT JOHN XXIII PARISH 

Pastor: (Rev) Simon deGale; Secretary: Ms Hayde Ayala

To Donate Online to St JXXIII go to: https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=415

Office: 416-429-4000; Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM

Email: saintjohnxx_iiiparish@outlook.com. Website: http://saintjohnxxiiiparish.ca/

ShareLife: https://www.sharelife.org/Public/Home.aspx

Sunday Mass

Sat Vigil Mass 5:15PM / Sun Mass 9AM, 12:15PM & 5:30PM.

(Weekdays: Mon, Wed, Fri 7PM; Tues, Thurs, Sat 9AM)

Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated on the second Saturday of the month at 11AM and third Sunday of the month at

1:30PM. Preparation session is required.

Reconciliation (confession)

Before all Sun Masses/Sat Vigil Mass and the Wed Mass or by appointment. Confessional is in Adoration Chapel.

Anointing of the Sick

At any time by appointment. In case of emergency, please ask hospital for Catholic priest. Or see Fr Simon.

Marriage: See Fr Simon before setting a date.

RCIA

If you know someone who wishes to become Catholic speak to priest.

Catholic Cemeteries:

Head Office: 416-733-8544

EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH 2019

“Go! Make Disciples Of All The Nations.”

(Mt28:19)

Next Sunday  is World  Mission Sunday.  Every  parish  across  the  globe  will  celebrate  this
event. It is a global sign of the Universal Church and mission. On this day, Pope Francis
invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for the Propagation of the Faith.
Your support will help missionaries in proclaiming the Gospel of joy and peace around the
world. Please join in this special day that

unites  Catholics  from  all  over  the  world

through  prayer  and  care  for  the

Church’s  mission.  Your  donations  will

support  churches,  hospitals,

schools,  and  train  seminarians  and

religious  brothers  and  Sisters  in

Asia, Africa, Latin America,

Oceania,  and  some  of  our

Canadian dioceses.

Please Pray For The Missions.
Be generous on World Mission Sunday

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 

THE PROFESSION OF FAITH

“I believe” – “We believe”

MAN'S RESPONSE TO GOD—I BELIEVE

We Believe

30. Why is faith a personal act, and at the

same time ecclesial (church)?

Faith is a personal act insofar as it is the free
response  of  the  human  person  to God  who
reveals himself. But at the same time it is an
ecclesial  act  which  expresses  itself  in  the
proclamation,  “We  believe”.  It  is  in  fact  the
Church that believes: and thus by the grace
of  the  Holy  Spirit  precedes,  engenders  and
nourishes the faith of each Christian For this
reason the Church is Mother and Teacher.

“No one can have God as Father

who does not have the Church as

Mother.”

(Saint Cyprian)

31. Why are the formulas of faith

important?

The formulas of faith are important because
they  permit  one  to  express,  assimilate,
celebrate,  and  share  together  with  others
the  truths  of  the  faith  through  a  common
language.

32. In what way is the faith of the Church

one faith alone?

The  Church,  although  made  up  of  persons
who  have  diverse  languages,  cultures,  and
rites,  nonetheless  professes  with  a  united
voice  the  one  faith  that  was  received  from
the one Lord and that was passed on by the
one  Apostolic Tradition.  She  confesses  one
God alone, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and
points to one way of salvation. Therefore we
believe with one heart and one soul all that
is  contained  in  the  Word  of  God,  handed
down  or  written,  and  which  is  proposed  by
the Church as divinely revealed.

OUR REFUGEE FAMILY

Pray

Let  us  pray  that  God  may  speed  it  up  the  paper  work
process!  Let  us  pray  urgently  for  this.  Reason  being  the
family is not in a good situation.
Donations:
GTA Iraqi Community: $5,000/Anonymous: $5,000
Parishioners & Parish Fundraisers: $12,026.15
Parish Bequests: $23,773.85
Parish Funds: $500 (processing fees)
Total: $46,300.00

THE REFUGEE COLLECTION

Monthly Second Collection

The purpose of this collection is to repay our parish savings
so  that  we  may  have  a  reserve  to  fall  back  on  if  we
encounter any emergencies: breakdown of equipment, etc.
In this way, we will all have the opportunity to contribute to
towards  helping  this  family  suffering  and  expelled  from
their homeland because of their faith in Christ.

NEXT COLLECTION—SUNDAY OCTOBER 27

ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE

BLESSED SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to  6PM,  concludes  with  evening
p r a y e r

a n d

B e n e d i c t i o n  a t

5:40PM.  Come  for  a

few  minutes  or  an

hour and keep watch

with  the  Lord.  Pray

f o r  o t h e r s ,  t h e

Church,  your  family,

yourself.

COME & SEE WEEKEND

St Augustine’s Seminary—November 1-3

Many Catholic men consider the possibility of becoming a

priest,but don’t go beyond thinking about it because of

the many questions they may have. This weekend offers

a live-in experience, at St. Augustine's Seminary, to

help men discerning the priesthood get answers to

questions they have, to meet seminarians, and to pray for

continued assistance in knowing God's will.

Registration

Online: www.vocationstoronto.ca/comeandsee.

Telephone: Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997

Email: vocations@archtronto.org.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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CHALICE CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

SUSPENDED FOR REFUGEE COLLECTION

MASS INTENTIONS

Mon, October 14, 10 AM:

Thanksgiving of Hernandez Family

Tues, October 15, 9AM:

Thanksgiving of Josephine Joelex

Wed October 16, 7PM:
       

+Charles M. Segador & +Nancy S. Caluya

Thurs, October 17, 9AM:
       

+Celsa deCastro

Fri, October 18, 7PM
       

+Bernal & +Ebing Abued

Sat, October 19, 9AM 

+Khaliv Palarca

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Saturday, October 19
5:15PM: +Moises Aglipay
Sunday, October 20
9AM: +Eliseo Delfin
12:15PM: Thanksgiving of Robin Tejano—B-day
5:30PM: The Parishioners

VOCATIONS

How has Jesus touched you and made you whole? In

gratitude, ask Him how He would like you to respond.

Could Jesus be calling you to follow him as a priest, sister,

brother or deacon? If you think God is calling you to be a

priest, religious or deacon, contact

Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of

Toronto 416-968-0997

vocations@archtoronto.org. www.vocationstoronto.ca.

VIGIL CANDLES

Saturday, October 19—Friday, October 25

Sanctuary Tabernacle: +Poor Souls in Purgatory

Chapel Tabernacle:

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP

Need Prayer Help?

Call Beth at 416-467-6492. Your intention will be emailed

out to this prayer community. Only first name and

intention will be shared.

COMMUNION FOR THE SICK & SHUT-INS

Call parish office and let us know—416-429-4000

PRAY FOR THE HOLY FATHER, POPE

FRANCIS’S, OCTOBER MISSION INTENTION

A Missionary "Spring" in the Church

That the breath of the Holy Spirit

create a new

missionary "spring" in the Church

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Last Sunday’s Offering—$2,799.60

To break even weekly—$3,000 needed.

Monthly Refugee Collection

September: $645.25

Donated to Refugee Fund

October 6: $100

DVD LENDING LIBRARY

Please Return DVDs

Do you have a DVD at home which you have forgotten to

return? Lent it out? Please get them back! Many of the

DVDs have been missing for too long.

UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS

Next Youth Ministry Night: Lesson

Friday, October 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Next Youth Ministry Night: Service

Friday, October 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

CHRISTMAS CARDS

On Sale Weekend Of October 26/27

All proceeds go to Toronto Right To Life

Each package has 10 cards.

Each package of cards costs $10.

INAUGURAL ROSARY BOWLS

With Our Lady of the Cape, Pilgrim Virgin of Canada

Sat, Oct 19

Bl. Cardinal Newman H.S.—100 Brimley Road S, Toronto

Sat, Oct 26

Canadian Coptic Centre—1245 Eglington Ave W,

Mississauga

Come with your family and pray for the conversion of

Canada & the human race, renewal of faith in the family

through family prayer & the restoration of the church.

Learn about the story of our National Marian Shrine: Cap
de la Madeleine, Trois Rivieres, QC, and join the powerful

age old Confraternity of the Holy Rosary & benefit from

its graces!

For further information please check out:

www.rosarybowl.com. Bring your own food and snacks –

no food being sold at venues

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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SMILE

An old man is met by his attorney, and is told he is going

to be audited. He rides to the IRS office with his attorney,

and when he gets there, he begins to talk with the IRS

agent.

"I bet $2,000 I can bite my own eye!" The IRS agent

agrees to the bet, believing it an impossible task. The old

man laughs, pulls out his glass eye, and bites it. The IRS

agent is dumbfounded.

The old man bets $3,000 he can bite his other eye. The

IRS agent knows there's no way possible to do this, so he

once more agrees. The old man cackles, pulls out his

dentures, and bites his eye.

Then the old man finally wagers, "I bet $20,000 I can

stand on the far side of your desk, pee over the desk, and

get it into your wastebasket, without missing a single

drop."

The agent knows he won't be able to, so once more he

agrees. The old man indeed misses, peeing all over the

desk, and on the paperwork.

The IRS agent jumps for joy, but then notices the

attorney over in the corner moaning.

"Are you all right?" asks the agent.

"No! On the way over here, he bet me $400,000 he could

pee on your desk and you'd be happy about it!"

ST VINCENT De PAUL

BUNDLE UP SUNDAY

Truck will be in our carpark THIS weekend of Oct 12—13

SOLEMNITY OF

ST JOHN XXIII

Parish Feast Day

TODAY

This year is the 5th Anniversary

of the canonization of our

patron saint, St John XXIII. To

celebrate this event we host a

meal after 3 of the Sunday

Masses for the community.

THANK YOU

Catholic Women’s League for
hosting and providing us with

meal at the 5:15PM Mass.

To Mission Support/Children’s

Choir for the meal at the

9AM Mass.

And to the Legion of Mary,

StVdP, and Mission Support Grp.

for the 12:15PM Mass.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION &

CONFESSION

GRADE 2 & UP (Grds 3/4/5/6)

Registration

Takes Place Next Month In October. Parents/Guardians

Please Call Office For Appointment In The Month Of

October With Fr Simon

Bring To Appointment

Copy Of Baptismal Certificate Of Candidate (If Not Baptized At

St JXXIII) & $12 For Program.

Mass Attendance

Families Must Attend Mass Every Sunday

SACRAMENT OF HOLY CONFIRMATION

SESSION 2

Wed, Oct 23—begins with Mass at 7PM, ends at 9PM

Sunday Mass

Confirmand must attend mass every Sunday

ACCEPTING

All Clothing

(any condition)

All Footwear

(any condition)

Bedding

(Any condition)

Drapery/Towels

Toys

(new or nearly new)

DON’T ACCEPT

Books

(any kind)

Construction Material

(any condition)

Dishes
(any kind)

Furniture

(any condition)

Video/Audio Cassettes

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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SAINTS OF THE WEEK

St  CALLISTUS  I,  POPE,  MARTYR—  Optional
Memorial:  Mon,  Oct  14;

THANKSGIVING  DAY

Optional Memorial: Mon, Oct 14:
St TERESA OF AVILA, VIRGIN, DOCTOR—Memorial:
Tues, Oct 15
: Teresa lived in an age of exploration as well as
political,  social,  and  religious  upheaval.  It  was  the  16th
century, a time of turmoil and reform. She was born before
the Protestant Reformation and died almost 20 years after
the closing of the Council of Trent. The gift of God to Teresa
in  and  through  which  she  became  holy  and  left  her  mark
on  the  Church  and  the  world  is  threefold:  She  was  a
woman;  she  was  a  contemplative;  she  was  an  active
reformer.

As a woman, Teresa stood on her own two feet, even in the
man’s  world  of  her  time.  She  was  “her  own  woman,”
entering the Carmelites despite strong opposition from her
father. She is a person wrapped not so much in silence as in
mystery.  Beautiful,  talented,  outgoing,  adaptable,
affectionate,  courageous,  enthusiastic,  she  was  totally
human. Like Jesus, she was a mystery of paradoxes: wise,
yet  practical;  intelligent,  yet  much  in  tune  with  her
experience;  a  mystic,  yet  an  energetic  reformer;  a  holy
woman, a womanly woman.

Teresa  was  a  woman  “for  God,”  a  woman  of  prayer,
discipline,  and  compassion.  Her  heart  belonged  to  God.
Her  ongoing  conversion  was  an  arduous  lifelong  struggle,
involving  ongoing  purification  and  suffering.  She  was
misunderstood,  misjudged,  and  opposed  in  her  efforts  at
reform. Yet she struggled on, courageous and faithful; she
struggled  with  her  own  mediocrity,  her  illness,  her
opposition. And in the midst of all this she clung to God in
life  and  in  prayer.  Her  writings  on  prayer  and
contemplation  are  drawn  from  her  experience:  powerful,
practical,  and  graceful.  She  was  a  woman  of  prayer;  a
woman for God.

Teresa was a woman “for others.” Though a contemplative,
she spent much of her time and energy seeking to reform
herself  and  the  Carmelites,  to  lead  them  back  to  the  full
observance of the primitive Rule. She founded over a half-
dozen  new  monasteries.  She  traveled,  wrote,  fought—
always to renew, to reform. In her self, in her prayer, in her
life, in her efforts to reform, in all the people she touched,
she  was  a  woman  for  others,  a  woman  who  inspired  and
gave life.

Her  writings,  especially  the  Way  of  Perfection  and  The
Interior  Castle,  have  helped  generations  of  believers.  In

1970, the Church gave her the title she had long held in the
popular mind: Doctor of the Church. She and St. Catherine
of Siena were the first women so honoured.

Reflection: Ours is a time of turmoil, a time of reform, and a
time  of  liberation.  Modern  women  have  in  Teresa  a
challenging  example.  Promoters  of  renewal,  promoters  of
prayer, all have in Teresa a woman to reckon with, one whom
they  can  admire  and  imitate.  Saint  Teresa  of  Avila  is  the
Patron Saint of: headaches
St  MARGUERITE  D’YOUVILLE,  RELIGIOUS
Memorial:  Wed,  Oct  16;

St  IGNATIUS  OF  ANTIOCH,

BISHOP, MARTYR— Memorial: Thurs, Oct 17;
St  LUKE,  EVANGELIST—Feast: Fri, Oct 18: Luke wrote
one  of  the  major  portions  of  the  New Testament,  a  two-
volume  work  comprising  the  third Gospel  and Acts  of  the
Apostles. In the two books he shows the parallel between
the  life  of  Christ  and  that  of  the  Church.  He  is  the  only
Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers. Tradition holds
him  to  be  a  native  of  Antioch,  and  Paul  calls  him  “our
beloved  physician.”  His  Gospel  was  probably  written
between 70 and 85 A.D.

Luke appears in Acts during Paul’s second journey, remains
at Philippi for several years until Paul returns from his third
journey, accompanies Paul to Jerusalem, and remains near
him when he is imprisoned in Caesarea. During these two
years,  Luke  had  time  to  seek  information  and  interview
persons  who  had  known  Jesus.  He  accompanied  Paul  on
the  dangerous  journey  to  Rome  where  he  was  a  faithful
companion.

Luke’s unique character may best be seen by the emphases
of his Gospel, which has been given a number of subtitles:
1)  The  Gospel  of  Mercy;  2)  The  Gospel  of  Universal
Salvation;  3)  The  Gospel  of  the  Poor;  4)  The  Gospel  of
Absolute  Renunciation;  5)  The  Gospel  of  Prayer  and  the
Holy Spirit; 6) The Gospel of Joy

Reflection:  Luke  wrote  as  a  Gentile  (non  Jews)  for  Gentile
Christians.  His  Gospel  and  Acts  of  the  Apostles  reveal  his
expertise  in  classic  Greek  style  as  well  as  his  knowledge  of
Jewish sources. There is a warmth to Luke’s writing that sets
it  apart  from  that  of  the  other  synoptic Gospels,  and  yet  it
beautifully  complements  those  works.  The  treasure  of  the
Scriptures is a true gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. Saint
Luke  is  the  Patron  Saint  of:  Artists/Painters,  Brewers,
Butchers, Notaries, Physicians/Surgeons.
St PAUL OF THE CROSS, PRIEST—Optional Memorial:
Sat,  Oct  19;

OUR  LADY’S  SATURDAY—Optional

Memorial: Sat, Oct 19;

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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This  Sunday’s  Readings:  1st  Reading:  2  Kings
5.14-17;  2nd  Reading:  2 Timothy  2.8-13;  Gospel:
Luke 17.11-19 – Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

Cultivating Generous Gratitude
All of us since our childhood were raised to say
thank  you  when  someone  has  done  something
good for us. While this is undoubtedly a positive
act,  it  can  lead  us  to  developing  the  mentality
that  thanksgiving  is  a  mere  matter  of
politeness.  The  deeper  sense  of  gratitude
exemplified  by  the  one  leper  who  returned  to
thank  Jesus  in  the  Gospel  surpasses  mere  kind
manners. The Gospel recalls that he “prostrated
himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked Him.”

The  act  of  returning  to  Jesus  and  prostrating
himself cost something to the leper, it required
his effort, time and humility. We can learn from
his  example  and  learn  to  go  out  of  our  way  in

order to express our profound gratitude to God
and our neighbour.

With  respect  to  God,  we  can  set  aside  time  in
prayer  to  intentionally  thank  the  Lord  for  the
abundant  gifts  He  graciously  lavishes  on  us.
When  thanking  our  neighbour,  perhaps  we  can
include a physical thank you card, a small token
of  appreciation  or  express  our  thanks  by
spending  time  with  them.  Let  us  ask  ourselves
this Thanksgiving weekend, how are we moving
past mere politeness to sincere acts of gratitude
towards God and neighbour. In this way, we can
practice  generosity  even  while  expressing  our
gratitude.

Reflection  on  being  a  Good  Steward  of
God’s Mysteries—Archdiocese of Toronto

“Was None Of Them Found To Return And

Give Praise To God Except This Foreigner”

Jesus

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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My Catholic Life! A journey of 

personal conversion!

https://mycatholic.life/catholic-question-and-answer/

The Church on Being Gay and Having a Gay Partner

Question: Could you explain the Catholic Church’s position
on being gay and having a gay partner?
Answer:  Yes,  this  is  a  very  important  and  very  personal
question  for  many  people  today.    It’s  one  of  those
questions  that  can  be  deeply  emotional  and  even
“controversial.” But it doesn’t have to be. These questions
are questions that Jesus wants to address in your heart and
conscience in a loving and personal way.

So what does the Church have to say about this? Let’s take
your question and ask it in three different ways so that we
can  address  the  full  picture:  1)  What  is  the  Catholic
Church’s  position  on  being  gay  (that  is,  on  having  a
homosexual  tendency)?  2)  What  is  the  Catholic  Church’s
position  on  having  a  gay  partner?  3) What  is  the Catholic
Church’s position on homosexual sex?

Answer to question #1: There is nothing morally wrong with
“being  gay”  if  we  mean  being  someone  who  has
homosexual  desires.    This  may  not  at  all  be  chosen  and
therefore  is  not  morally  right  or  wrong.    Regarding  what
the Church has to say about this…the Church has not taken
a position as to why some have homosexual tendencies. In
fact, it not really a question for the Church to “solve.” This
seems more to be a question for psychologists and science.
Rather,  the  intent  of  our  Church  is  to  acknowledge  that
some  have  these  tendencies  and  that  having  these
tendencies  is  not  sinful  in  and  of  itself.    However,  the
Church  does  acknowledge  that  these  sexual  desires  are
disordered.

Answer  to  question  #2:  The  answer  to  this  question
depends  upon  what  it  means  to  “have  a  gay  partner.”
Certainly,  there  is  something  good  about  friendship  and
mutual support of another.   In the case of two people who
have  homosexual  tendencies,  there  could  be  an
opportunity  for  healthy  chaste  mutual  support  and
friendship  as  well  as  mutual  understanding  of  the  other’s
life and struggles.   This can certainly be good and healthy.
Thus,  if  by  “having  a  gay  partner”  one  means  that  he/she
has  entered  into  a  friendship  of  mutual  support  in  accord
with  God’s  plan  for  sexuality,  then  this  friendship  could
prove  to  be  beneficial.    If  by  “partner”  one  means  gay
marriage  or  a  civil  union,  this  is  not  something  that  the
Catholic Church  supports.   We  believe  that  marriage  is  an
institution created and designed by God exclusively for one
man and one woman.

Answer  to  question  #3:  One  serious  challenge  for  those
with  homosexual  tendencies  is  that  these  tendencies
ought  not  be  acted  on  in  a  sexual  way.    The  Catholic
Church,  in  keeping  with  revelation  from  the  Scriptures,
believes that God intended sex for marriage between one
man and one woman.   Thus, chastity must be the goal for
those with homosexual tendencies.

In regards to all three of the questions above, the best way
to  answer  them  in  accord  with  the  mind  of  the  Catholic
Church  is  to  offer  you  two  official  statements  from  the
Church on this from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Catechism  of  the  Catholic  Church:  Chastity  and
homosexuality:  
2357  Homosexuality  refers  to  relations
between  men  or  between  women  who  experience  an
exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons
of  the  same  sex.  It  has  taken  a  great  variety  of  forms
through  the  centuries  and  in  different  cultures.  Its
psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing
itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts
as  acts  of  grave  depravity,  tradition  has  always  declared
that  “homosexual  acts  are  intrinsically  disordered.”   They
are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to
the  gift  of  life.  They  do  not  proceed  from  a  genuine
affective  and  sexual  complementarity.  Under  no
circumstances can they be approved.

2359  Homosexual  persons  are  called  to  chastity.  By  the
virtues  of  self-mastery  that  teach  them  inner  freedom,  at
times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer
and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and
resolutely approach Christian perfection.

FR SIMON’S UPCOMING TRANSFER

12 Wonderful Years

Many of you know that this is my final year at StJXXIII. A
pastor  is  appointed  for  a  six  year  term  renewable  for  a
further  six  years.  I  am  now  in  my  12th  year. So,  I  will  be
transferred at the end of June, 2020.

Who will replace me has not yet been decided—this will
be  known  sometime  in  May  of  next  year,  2020.  Let  us
begin  praying  for  your  ‘new  pastor  to  be’.  If  we  do  this
together, he will become a blessing to you, and bring you
Jesus in a new and beautiful manner.

“Twelve Wonderful Years”:  It  truly  has  been  a  wonderful
time  for  me.  Knowing  this  community  of  StJXXIII  has
enriched my spiritual life; your constant prayer for myself
has  given  me  many  beautiful  graces.  ‘Contentment’  is  a
word  that  comes  to  my  mind  in  thinking  back  over  this
time with you. You allowed me to fulfill the vocation God
has  given  me  among  you.  Consequently,  ‘contentment’
is a given whenever we fulfill God’s will in our lives. Thank
you.

God  willing,  I  will  be  going  to Yellowknife,  North  West
Territories,  for  two  years  as  my  next  assignment.  Our
Archdiocese  is  twinned  with  the  Diocese  of  Mackenzie-
Fort  Smith  which  is  a  mission  diocese  in  the  north  of
Canada—being mission territory it is in need of financial
aid. So our Archdiocese allows its priests to volunteer to
assist  as  the  need  for  priest  there  is  great;  this  diocese
has  only  4  priests  at  the  moment.  I  ask  your  prayer
intercession  before  God  to  bless  this  future  intention.
Peace.

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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ADORATION OF OUR LORD IN THE BLESSED

SACRAMENT

Takes place in the Adoration Chapel

Every  Friday:  9AM  to

6PM,  concludes  with

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Parish Sunday Bulletin

        28th Sunday In Ordinary Time         October 13, 2019 

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150 Gateway Blvd., Toronto, ON., M3C 3E2            

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